Back in February, Mike's Dead premiered his gritty, industrialized cover of Garbage's "#1 Crush," showcasing another side to his shape-shifting sound, which has incorporated rap, punk, nu-metal and more. Today (March 16th), he's unveiled the single's unnerving music video, a stark, gnarly clip that captures Mike's Dead singing the song in his birthday suit, chained up in a squatting position, with some dark substance (mud? blood? ink?) smeared around his mouth like The Joker's smile. It's an unnerving watch — check it out above.
"I think early Garbage, it's like early [Nine Inch] Nails. It's so different," Mike's Dead told us of the cover. "It's like, before you inevitably have to start making commercial music, you kind of make really whatever you want. And I think at that early stage of a band [when] they're really experimenting more, that's where you get these really sick songs …" Amen.
Mike's Dead will be hitting the road this spring. See the itinerary below.
Mike's Dead 2023 tour dates:
25-May - Pontiac, MI - Pike Room
26-May - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple Festival
28-May - Pittsburgh, PA - Preserving Underground
30-May - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
31-May - Hartford, CT - Webster Underground
1-Jun - Philadelphia, PA - Warehouse on Watts
3-Jun - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong
4-Jun - Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall
6-Jun - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (Purgatory)
7-Jun - Orlando, FL - Level 13
9-Jun - Nashville, TN - The End
10-Jun - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
12-Jun - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
13-Jun - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry